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Viva La Vida Track Listing 1. Life in Technicolor 2. Cemeteries of London 3. Lost! 4. 42 5. Lovers in Japan 6. Yes 7. Viva La Vida 8. Violet Hill 9. Strawberry Swing 10. Death and All His Friends
Prospekt's March Track Listing 1. Life in Technicolor II 2. Postcards from Far Away 3. Glass of Water 4. Rainy Day 5. Prospekt's March / Poppyfields 6. Lost+ (feat. Jay-Z) 7. Lovers in Japan (Osaka Sun mix)
[Viva La Vida] When Coldplay opened 2005's X&Y with a sly riff on Richard Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (known to movie fans as the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey), the message was clear: The wimpy Brits behind "Yellow" had completed their studies at Bono's School for Boys and would now be turning their attention to weightier fare. Chris Martin and his mates, the music told us, had become men...Well, it's too bad they already used that bit of bombast, because on their new album, Coldplay truly grow up. Viva La Vida is a bold creative leap forward from a band that until now has been celebrated as much for its ability to sell rock records to young women as for its artistic vision. While X&Y demonstrated Martin's knack for imbuing the everyday with grandeur, this consistently thrilling effort fills a much larger sonic canvas with much larger ideas...Even when they're not looking beyond the borders of home, they do satisfyingly weird things to their music, as in "42," which starts out in plaintive piano-ballad mode, then transforms without notice into a juddering psych-punk jam...For all of Coldplay's experimentation, though, there's no doubting that Viva La Vida, with its sturdy melodies and universal themes -- think love, war, and peace -- is an album meant to connect with the masses...The band's triumph lies in how exciting they make that prospect seem.
[Viva La Vida] Well, reports of the death of the old Coldplay have been much exaggerated.
[Viva La Vida] Chris Martin and co. return with another album guaranteed to rock arenas across the world.
Observer Music Monthly
[Viva La Vida] ...an assured return that should go some way to restoring Coldplays wilted critical stock.
[Viva La Vida] ...an emphatic sucess--radical in it's own measured way but easy to embrace.
The Onion A.V. Club
[Viva La Vida] ...comes as close to the experimental edge as Coldplay dares. It isn't a bad place for the group to be.